Chennai, Aug 19 (PTI): Unseeded Saheb Sodhi of Maharashtra upset 7th-seeded Daksh Prasad of Madhya Pradesh 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(5) to advance to the boys singles semi-finals of the Tennishub-MPTA National Junior Under-18 Clay Court Tennis Championships 2021 in Chennai on Thursday.
Sodhi hit fluent groundstrokes and came up with some good volleys to win the first set 6-3 before Prasad fought back to take the second 6-4.
The decider saw a close contest with Sodhi winning the tie-break 7-5 to emerge winner.
The top-seed Chirag Duhan of Haryana once again played an up and down game but managed to get the better of the 8th-seeded Aditya Nandal of Haryana in three sets.
Also advancing to the last four were third-seeded Denim Yadav and No 6 seed Yogee Panwar.
In the boys doubles finals, the top-seeded pair of Duhan and Sandesh Kurae (Maharashtra) will meet Munim Deep (MP) and Athreya Dhananjay (TN).
In the girl’s singles, the top four seeds moved into the semi-finals. Top-seed Reshma Maruri of Karnataka and her sister Suhitha Maruri (the third seed) made it to the last four.
Boys Singles quarter-finals: Chirag Duhan (Haryana) (S1) beat Aditya Nandal (Haryana) (S8) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1; Denim Yadav (MP) (S3) beat Dhruv Vikrambhai Hirpara (Guj) (S12) 1-0 (Retd); Yogee Panwar (S6) beat Daksh Ashok Agarwal (Maha) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4; Saheb G Sodhi (Mah) beat Daksh Prasad (MP) (S7) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(5).
Girls Singles quarter-finals: Reshma Maruri (Kar) (S1) beat Tejsavi Dabas (Del) (S7) 6-1, 6-4; Lakshmi Prabha Arunkumar (TN) (S4) beat Riya Uboveja (Guj) (S8) 6-1, 6-2; Suhitha Maruri (Kar) (S3) beat Kaavya Palani (TN) (S10) 6-2, 6-3; Akanksha Nitture (Mah) (S2) beat Veda Raju Prapurna (TS) 5-0 (Retd).
Boys Doubles semi-finals: Chirag Duhan/ Sandesh Kurale (S1) beat Yuvan Nandal (HR) / Yadav Denim (MP) 6-2, 3-6 (conceded); Munim Deep (MP) / Athreya Dhananjay (TN) beat Aditya Nandal (HR) / Prasad Daksh (MP) (S2) 6-3, 4-6, 10-7.
Girls Doubles semi-finals: Reshma Maruri/ Suhitha Maruri (Kar) (S1) beat Janani Ramesh (TN) / Majgaive Kundali (UK) 6-4, 6-3; Akanksha Nittire / Kavya Khirwar beat Gaikaiwari Ruma (MH) / Uboveja Riya (GJ) 7-6(2), 3-6, 10-7.